A Plane Scarred
The Rovans began as desert nomads, a mix of Humans and Teiflings trying to eek out an existence in the harsh deserts to the western edge of Shandaria. Through their mutual tenacity, they eventually found an oasis to settle and worked on building a civilization. They still struggled to keep up with all the work it took to maintain it, and that was when the Rovans stumbled upon lost relics of a bygone age. From those relics, they were able to create a new branch of magical study, one where the power of elementals and the arcane could be harnessed to empower machines. They called this new study “Magi-science” and from it, the created the Warforged. Though at first created for labor, the Warforged in time became warriors as well, helping the Rovans as they tried to lay claim to more fertile land within former Averian and Karzarik territories. The Rovans are also known for their skills in trade and diplomacy, and are known all around for their effective, and persuasive, mercenary bands comprised of both living and construct members. As such, they pay much respect to Avandra to bless them in their business ventures, but also respect Meloria and Pelor to give them protection from the harsh environments of the desert.
Today, the Rovans are often the builders and craftsmen of Arlane, as well as bankers, merchants, and businessmen. Their skills in trade are finding a new home on the seas between the Thane Islands and the few mainland outposts.